|By Mary Clarkin, The Hutchinson News, Kan.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
The suit was filed
The Huelskamps, who have a home in north
The Huelskamps alleged their son sustained known damages in the amount of
Dynacraft, represented by the Hinkle Law Firm,
In the settlement, the defendants denied liability and intended by the settlement to avoid litigation and the uncertainty and expense of litigation. The parties considered Blue Cross Blue Shield of
A check for
The Huelskamps did not have an attorney representing them. Often in cases such as these, representatives of the insurance company and the defendants handle the matter outside the courtroom. Also, even when an amount is paid to the plaintiff, it's possible there are other liens -- such as from the medical provider or insurance company -- on those dollars.
If an adult settles with an insurance company in an incident such as this, there is no need to go through court.
Efforts to reach spokespeople for the congressman were unsuccessful.
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